Friday, September 14, 2007

Goodbye and Hello

So I think I've got the hang of this blogging thing now. Enough that I want to expand what I write about. And I didn't really think I could do that here. So my new blog is called On An Even Keel.

While this blog was mostly about books and reading, I'm going to be writing about a lot more now. And it just seemed a good occasion to start a new blog.

I hope you'll visit me on my new blog. It's a little spare right now, but I'll be adding stuff soon. (Don't forget to update your RSS feeds if you use a feed reader).

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Taking a Little Break...

...from The Woman in White. It's not that I don't like it -- I do. But it did seem to take awhile to really get going. It's interesting that Collins is generally hailed as the creator of the modern detective story. It's much more leisurely paced than I'm used to -- and probably most modern-day readers are used to. That's not a bad thing necessarily. I guess I'm just spoiled by modern mysteries that move along quickly. The fact that works like Collins' were released serially probably added to their allure. When you knew you had to wait for the next section, there was undoubtedly a sense of anticipation.

I was flipping channels yesterday and caught the tail end of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold on TCM. So I decided to pull that our for a re-read. It's pretty short so I should be able to finish it over the long weekend and pick up Collins again soon.